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Pete Buttigieg tries to fix lack of black support in SC: ‘I’ve got to earn that trust’
Charleston Post & Courier
Jamie Lovegrove
December 2, 2019

Key Excerpts From Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s Discussion On Poverty With Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
Oakland News Now
December 2, 2019

Mayor Peter Buttigieg Seeking to Build Support Among Black Voters
MSNBC – LIVE
December 1, 2019

Pete Buttigieg focuses on appealing to black voters in swing through South
CBS News
LaCrai Mitchell, Jack Turman
December 2, 2019

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to participate in Fight for $15 discussion in Charleston
WCBD
Antonio Stinson
December 1, 2019

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg visits with Lowcountry workers to discuss unions, minimum wage increase
WCSC
Lillian Donahue
December 1, 2019


Buttigieg joining fast-food workers in N. Charleston for town hall on wages, union rights

ABC 4 News
Matt Dillane
November 30, 2019

Live 5 News This Morning
WCSC-CHS (CBS) – Charleston, SC
November 30, 2019
Replayed in hourly news programs on 11/30 and 12/1

WFXB (FOX) – Myrtle Beach, SC
December 2, 2019
Also aired in: Augusta, GA

The tectonic shift in retail is shaking up how stores hire seasonal workers
CNBC
Kate Rogers
December 6, 2019

McDonald’s pays $26 million to settle wage theft suit
CNN
Danielle Weiner-Bronner
November 25, 2019
Also seen in: Yahoo

McDonald’s to Pay $26 Million to Settle Wage Suit
WSJ
Patrick Thomas
November 25, 2019

McDonald’s Agrees To Pay $26 Million To Settle Accusations Of Wage Theft
NPR
Alina Selyukh
November 25, 2019

McDonald’s Settles Wage and Hour Class Action for $26 Million
Bloomberg Law
Erin Mulvaney
November 25, 2019

McDonald’s workers sue fast food chain claiming they face ‘daily risk of violence at work’
USA Today
Kelly Tyko and Charisse Jones
November 21, 2019

A Dead Body and a Urinating Customer: The Allegations in Workers’ Latest Lawsuit Against McDonald’s
Vice
Carter Sherman
November 21, 2019


McDonald’s Failed To Protect Workers Against Violent Customers, Lawsuit Says

NPR
Alina Selyukh
November 21, 2019

‘It’s life or death for us’: A group of McDonald’s employees filed a lawsuit accusing the chain of failing to protect workers from violence in restaurants
Business Insider
Shoshy Ciment
November 21, 2019

Chicago McDonald’s workers sue fast-food chain, allege it failed to protect them from violent incidents at restaurants
Chicago Tribune
Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
November 21, 2019

Lawsuit Alleges McDonald’s Puts Employees in Physical Danger
Associated Press
Don Dabwin
November 21, 2019
As seen in: The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, MarketWatch, News 12 Bronx

McDonald’s workers file lawsuit to address workplace violence
CNBC
Amelia Lucas
November 21, 2019

McDonald’s employees in Chicago sue over workplace violence
Al Jazeera
November 21, 2019

McDonald’s accused of allowing ‘epidemic of violence’ at its Chicago restaurants
Chicago Sun-Times
Fran Spielman
November 21, 2019

Chicago McDonald’s workers claim to be at ‘daily risk’ from dangerous customers
The Hill
Morgan Gstalter
November 21, 2019

A Dead Body and a Urinating Customer: The Allegations in Workers’ Latest Lawsuit Against McDonald’s
Vice News
Carter Sherman
November 21, 2019

McDonald’s accused of failing to protect employees in Chicago
Seeking Alpha
Clark Schultz
November 21, 2019

McDonald’s Sued by Chicago Workers for Increased Risk of Violence — Update
Dow Jones News
November 21, 2019

McDonald’s employees’ suit claims constant violence and a dead body found in store
Fox Business
Shawn M. Carter
November 21, 2019

Empleados piden un alto a la violencia en restaurantes McDonald’s
Telemundo Chicago
November 21, 2019

McDonald’s workers say anti-harassment efforts fall short
Associated Press
Dee-Ann Durbin
November 12, 2019
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McDonald’s Sued, Accused of Ignoring Harassment at a Restaurant
Wall Street Journal
Heather Haddon and Patrick Thomas
November 12, 2019

McDonald’s Lawsuit Targets ‘Pervasive’ Culture of Sexual Harassment
New York Times
David Yaffe-Bellany
November 12, 2019

NPR – All Things Considered (Extended)
Alina Selyukh
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November 12, 2019

NPR (Summary report)
Alina Selyukh
Aired in: Phoenix, Buffalo, Burlington, Salt Lake, Austin, Seattle, Cincinnati, Reno, San Francisco, Jacksonville, Washington D.C., San Antonio, Honolulu, Nashville, Tampa Bay, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Raleigh, Las Vegas, Chicago, Orlando, Milwaukee, New York
November 12, 2019

McDonald’s worker files class-action lawsuit over sexual harassment claims
Fox News
Frank Miles
November 12, 2019

McDonald’s workers sue to address ‘systemic problem’ of sexual harassment/a>
Reuters
Daniel Wiessner, Jonathan Stempel
November 12, 2019

McDonald’s worker says a manager pinned her against a wall in a freezer and assaulted her as part of $5 million class-action lawsuit
Business Insider
Hayley Peterson and Kate Taylor
November 12, 20199


McDonald’s Workers File Class Action Suit Alleging Culture Of Sexual Harassment

Forbes
Ruth Umoh
November 12, 2019

McDonald’s Hit With Class Action Suit For Failing To Address Sexual Harassment
Forbes
Alicia Kelso
November 12, 2019

Former McDonald’s Worker Alleges Sex Harassment, Demands $5M
Bloomberg Law
Paige Smith
November 12, 2019

A New Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Could Be a Huge Blow to McDonald’s
VICE
Carter Sherman
November 12, 2019

After CEO’s Ouster, McDonald’s Workers Sue Company Over ‘Systemic Problem’ of Sexual Harassment
TIME
Mahita Gajanan
November 12, 2019

CBS This Morning
November 13, 2019

McDonald’s CEO pushed out after relationship with employee
Associated Press
Cathy Bussewitz and Dee-Ann Durbin
November 4, 2019
As seen in: Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Fortune, Dallas Morning News, SFGate, WFMJ, New York Daily News

McDonald’s Fired CEO Is Getting Millions, Putting Spotlight On Pay Gap
NPR
Alina Selyukh
November 5, 2019

McDonald’s Fires C.E.O. Steve Easterbrook After Relationship With Employee
New York Times
David Yaffe-Bellany
November 3, 2019

McDonald’s Human Resources Boss Exits in Wake of CEO’s Dismissal
Bloomberg
Leslie Patton
November 4, 2019

McDonald’s C-Suite Exits Show Perils of Stumbling in #MeToo Era
Bloomberg
Leslie Patton and Josh Eidelson
November 4, 2019

The firing of McDonald’s CEO won’t solve the chain’s sexual harassment problem
Vox
Alexia Fernandez Campbell
November 4, 2019

McDonald’s CEO Fired
CBS This Morning
Jericka Duncan
November 4, 2019

McDonald’s CEO Fired
TODAY Show
Tom Costello
November 4, 2019

McDonald’s fires CEO
BBC News
Beyond 100 Days
November 4, 2019

Why McDonald’s Had No Choice but to Fire CEO Steve Easterbrook for His Relationship With an Employee
TIME
Tara Law
November 4, 2019

McDonald’s, called out as a MeToo laggard, fired its CEO for an improper relationship
Quartz at Work
Lila Maclellan
November 4, 2019

McDonald’s Fires CEO Over Relationship With Employee
The Cut
Amanda Arnold
November 4, 2019

McDonald’s fires CEO Steve Easterbrook for violating policy over relationship with employee
CNBC
Amelia Lucas & Emma Newburger
November 3, 2019

McDonald’s ousts CEO over consensual relationship with employee
Reuters
Mike Spector
November 3, 2019

McDonald’s fires CEO for “consensual relationship” with employee
CBS News
Caroline Linton
November 4, 2019


Fast, Casual, and Out of Control

New Republic
Kim Kelly
November 1, 2019

Fight for $15 returns to NYC with Chipotle in its crosshairs
People’s World
Pai
October 31, 2019

The $15 minimum wage was supposed to hurt New York City restaurants — but both revenue and employment are up
MarketWatch
Nicole Hallett
October 28, 2019


Minority workers in retail and fast food have more erratic hours than white workers, report finds

CNN
Nathaniel Meyersohn
October 17, 2019

Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Bernie Sanders
NYTimes
Noam Scheiber
October 11, 2019

The Drive-Thru: Lowe’s worker morale plummets, Target’s back room nightmare continues, and McDonald’s invests millions to speed up the drive-thru
Business Insider
Kate Taylor
October 11, 2019

Why Some Young Voters Are Choosing Democratic Socialism Over the Democratic Party
NYTimes
Isabella Grullon Paz
October 15, 2019

The boldest and weakest labor platforms of the 2020 Democratic primary
Vox
Alexia Fernandez Campbelll
October 15, 2019

How the Trump Administration’s New Labor Policies Could Screw Over Restaurant Workers
Vice
Jelisa Castrodale
October 11, 2019


Safety Experts Say Amazon Workers Need a Union

Vice
Lauren Kaori Gurley
October 17, 2019

As Democrats spar over guaranteed jobs, universal basic income and $15 minimum wage, which would best help Americans?
Market Watch
Andrew Keshner
October 17, 2019

How Unpredictable Work Hours Turn Families Upside Down
NY Times
Claire Cain Miller
October 16, 2019

History of McDonald’s: Timeline and Facts
The Street
Eric Reed
October 16, 2019

Workplace sex discrimination claims are common — but they’re not making it into court
Salon
Joseph A. Seiner
October 12, 2019


Workers are winning the debate

The Hill
Mary Kay Henry
October 10, 2019

How the Trump Administration’s New Labor Policies Could Screw Over Restaurant Workers
Vice
Jelisa Castrodale
October 11, 2019

What I Want You To Know Before You Judge Me (Or Anyone Else) Working In Fast Food
Huffington Post
Adriana Gomez-Weston
October 9, 2019

I ran a business. I know a CEO doesn’t need to make 1,000 times more than his workers.
USA Today
Berkley Bedell
October 9, 2019

GM and striking workers are losing millions of dollars a day. Here’s why the strike isn’t over.
Vox
Alexia Fernandez Campbell
October 8, 2019

Powerhouse U.S. cities home to worst wage inequality
Reuters
Jonnelle Marte
October 8, 2019

Harris to join striking McDonald’s workers in South Carolina
The Hill
John Bowden
October 3, 2019

9th Circuit rules McDonald’s not a joint employer
Politico
Rebecca Rainey
October 2, 2019

‘We’re organizing to improve lives’: New York fast-food workers push to unionize
The Guardian
Steven Greenhouse
September 30, 2019

How Elizabeth Warren’s Plan For Workers’ Rights Would Help Women
Refinery29
Natalie Gontcharova
October 3, 2019

Warren just released the most ambitious labor reform platform of the 2020 campaign
Vox
Alexia Fernandez Campbell
October 3, 2019

EITC or $15 Minimum Wage? Why Not Both?
Mother Jones
Kevin Drum
October 3, 2019

Warren’s new labor plan includes a $15 federal minimum wage
Yahoo Finance
Aarthi Swaminathan
October 3, 2019

Sanders Proposes Corporate Tax to Address Pay Gap at Big Companies
NYTimes
Matt Stevens
September 30, 2019

Kamala Harris to join striking McDonald’s workers Iowa
Huffington Post
Antonia Blumberg
September 18, 2019

2020 Daily Trail Markers: Warren, Klobuchar unveil big Iowa endorsements
CBS News
Caitlin Conant
September 18, 2019

Sanders still wants a revolution, but now he’s got company
Associated Press
Will Weissert
September 19, 2019

Denver leaders push for $15 minimum wage
The Hill
Rachel Frazin
September 18, 2019

Striking workers are the ones who saved GM
The Washington Post
EJ Dionne Jr.
September 18, 2019

Democratic candidates fail to impress workers who are dissatisfied with Trump
The Intercept
Akela Lacy
September 18, 2019

“Workers are tired and frustrated and angry”. Uneven economic growth fuels walkouts like GM strike
Time
Alana Semuels
September 18, 2019

Maybe we’re not all going to be gig economy workers after all
New York Times
Neil Irwin
September 15, 2019

Labor groups press New York to protect app-based workers
The Wall Street Journal
Jimmy Vielkind, Paul Berger
September 15, 2019

Gig workers’ win in California is a victory for workers everywhere
Vox
Alexia Fernandez Campbell
September 11, 2019

This Pizza Pays a Living Wage
Bloomberg
Elizabeth Dunn
September 10, 2019

Tip or not: House minimum wage bill eliminates second tier, ignites age-old debate
The Washington -Post
Tim Carman
September 8, 2019

California is about to rewrite the rules of the gig economy
Quartz
Alison Griswold
September 7, 2019

Is Labor Coming Back to Life? A conversation with author Steven Greenhouse
Common Dreams
Michael Winship
September 9, 2019

‘Using power builds power’: meet the woman tipped to lead the labor movement
The Guardian
Lauren Gambino
September 9, 2019

Restaurant Owners Should Embrace — and Pay Above — the $15 Minimum Wage
Eater
Amanda Cohen
September 6, 2019

Job growth is slowing, but the US economy is doing just fine
Vox
Alexia Fernandez Campbell
September 6, 2019

Workers need to be part of the conversation about universal basic income (UBI)
Vox
Eric Johnson
September 6, 2019


One job is better than two

The New York Times
Binyamin Appelbaum and Damon Winter
September 1, 2019


“Unions for all”: the new plan to save the American labor movement

Vox
Dylan Matthews
September 2, 2019

2020 presidential election: candidates labor platforms, explained
Vox
Alexia Fernandez Campbell
September 5, 2019

Take Action Now: Support Workers After Labor Day
The Nation
September 4, 2019

Economy Remix: Can we rebalance the scales between capital and labor?
Nonprofit Quarterly
Steve Dubb
September 4, 2019

On Labor Day, let’s pledge to protect workers and create paths to union membership
Gov. Gavin Newsom
The Sacramento Bee
September 2, 2019

What working Americans deserve: Pete Buttigieg’s Labor Day agenda
Mayor Pete Buttigieg
New York Daily News
September 2, 2019

Bargaining For More
The American Prospect
Harold Meyerson
September 2, 2019

Ohio $15 minimum wage movement continues as employers adopt pay increases, supporters plan ballot issue
Plain Dealer
Olivera Perkins
September 2, 2019

How to Support “Fight For $15” This Labor Day & Every Day
Bustle
Sarah Friedman
September 1, 2019

OPINION
We need Unions for All. It’s a bold agenda for helping everyone get ahead in our economy.

USA Today
Mary Kay Henry
August 30, 2019

Here are the states that treat workers the best — and the worst
Vox
Alexia Fernández Campbell
August 30, 2019

There’s a chance for progressives and business leaders to join forces to fight poverty
The Washington Post
Rahm Emanuel
August 29, 2019

Reviving the American Working Class
The New York Times
The Editorial Board
August 29, 2019

The GOP attack on American unions could cost Democrats the 2020 election
The Washington Post
Steven Greenhouse
August 28, 2019

The Threat of Violence Remains All Too Real for Fast-Food Workers
Grub Street
Marissa Conrad
August 27, 2019

Connecticut’s Rest-Stop McDonald’s Are New ‘Fight for $15’ Target
Bloomberg
Josh Eidelson
August 26, 2019
As seen in: Crain’s Chicago Business

Sanders vows to take fight for $15 minimum wage to McConnell’s backyard
The Hill
Tess Bonn
August 26, 2019

Sanders vows to take fight for $15 minimum wage to McConnell’s backyard
The Hill
Tess Bonn
August 26, 2019

What unions want in 2020
Politico
Rebecca Rainey
August 22, 2019

The big new plan to save unions endorsed by Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg, explained
Vox
Dylan Matthews
August 22, 2019

Ahead of 2020, Labor Is Seizing Its Moment
New York Magazine
Sarah Jones
August 22, 2019

SEIU Debuts ‘Unions for All’ Campaign, Calls for New Labor Laws
Bloomberg Law
Andrew Wallender
August 21, 2019

Bernie Sanders Sets a Goal: Double Union Membership in 4 Years
The New York Times
Thomas Kaplan and Noam Scheiber
August 21, 2019

Bernie Sanders Unveils Sweeping Labor Plan With Sectorwide Bargaining
Bloomberg
Josh Eidelson
August 21, 2019

SEIU President on What Members Want to Hear From 2020 Dems
MSNBC
Ali Velshi
August 21, 2019

Mary Kay Henry on Unions For All
NPR
Scott Horsley
August 21, 2019

Bernie Sanders releases plan to double union membership as Democrats fight for labor support
CNBC
Jacob Pramuk
August 21, 2019

SEIU has an ambitious new plan for workers’ rights. Democratic candidates should take notice.
The Washington Post
Helaine Olen
August 20, 2019

Watch Cardi B Interview Bernie Sanders About Health Care, Minimum Wage and Immigration
Rolling Stone
Emily Zemler
August 16, 2019

What the US gets wrong about the minimum wage
Vox
Madeline Marshall
August 15, 2019

American unions have been decimated. No wonder inequality is booming
The Guardian
Steven Greenhouse
August 15, 2019

The $15 minimum wage was supposed to bring about the ‘restaurant apocalypse.’ Here’s how 5 major cities are faring so far.
Business Insider
Allana Akhtar
August 13, 2019

Trump Finds a Brawler for His War on Workers
The New York Times
Nicholas Kristof
August 10, 2019

NYC’s $15 minimum wage hasn’t brought the restaurant apocalypse — it’s helped them thrive
Business Insider
Allana Akhtar
August 9, 2019

America’s Workers Need a Labor Union Comeback
Bloomberg
Noah Smith
August 6, 2019

US fast-food workers demand better pay amid growing violence
The Guardian
ML Nestel
August 4, 2019

Yes, America Is Rigged Against Workers
The New York Times
Steven Greenhouse
August 3, 2019

How Do You Host a Debate in Detroit Without Asking About Labor Rights?
New York Magazine
Sarah Jones
August 1, 2019

Democrats aren’t going to win working-class voters this way, says labor union president
Vox
Alexia Fernández Campbell
July 31, 2019

Two-thirds of Americans favor raising federal minimum wage to $15 an hour
Pew Research
Leslie Davis and Hannah Hartig
July 30, 2019

Why Climate Activists Packed the Streets Outside the Democratic Debate
The New York Times
Astead W. Herndon
July 30, 2019

Congress Wants More Info on McDonald’s Anti-Harassment Measures
Bloomberg
Leslie Patton
July 24, 2019
As seen in: Insurance Journal

The Fight for $15 has created a road map for change
Washington Post
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 23, 2019

“We Work, We Sweat, Put $15 on Our Check!”
Jacobin
Meagan Day
July 19, 2019

The long march toward the $15 wage is a testament to worker power: How we got from there to here
New York Daily News
Judy Conti
July 18, 2019

‘This is life or death for us’: A McDonald’s worker watches Congress vote on a $15 minimum wage
Washington Post
Heather Long
July 18, 2019

House to Vote on Raising Federal Minimum Wage to $15
The New York Times
Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Jeanna Smialek
July 18, 2019

I’ve Worked for McDonald’s For a Decade. I Still Make Just $8.50. It’s Time for a $15 Minimum Wage
Newsweek
Rita Blalock
July 18, 2019

We’re Having the Wrong Debate About a $15 Minimum Wage
The New Republic
Bryce Covert
July 18, 2019

A $15 minimum wage started as a slogan. This week, it’s set to pass the House
CNN
Lydia Depillis
July 15, 2019

The US can raise the minimum wage to $15 without hurting jobs
CNN Business
Anna Godoey and Michael Reich
July 11, 2019

A $15 Minimum Wage Isn’t So Scary
Bloomberg
Noah Smith
July 11, 2019

$15 Minimum Wage Would Boost 17 Million Workers, Cut 1.3 Million Jobs, CBO Says
NPR
Alina Selyukh
July 9, 2019

$15 minimum wage would boost pay for 17 million workers, says CBO
Yahoo Finance
Kristin Myers
July 9, 2019

Hiking minimum wage to $15 would boost millions, report says
Associated Press
Lisa Mascaro
July 8, 2019

$15 Minimum Wage Would Reduce Poverty but Cost Jobs, Congress Told in Report
The New York Times
Jim Tankersley and Emily Cochrane
July 8, 2019

A $15 Minimum Wage Would Raise Pay for 27 Million, CBO Estimates
New York Magazine
Eric Levitz
July 8, 2019

Why nearly 350,000 workers in mostly red states aren’t seeing wage increases, even though their local lawmakers passed them
Washington Post
Tracy Jan
July 3, 2019

A $15 federal minimum wage won’t cost Americans jobs, new study says
Vox
Alexia Fernández Campbell
July 2, 2019

There’s More Evidence That Raising the Minimum Wage Won’t Cost Jobs
New York Magazine
Sarah Jones
July 2, 2019

$15 minimum wage: Evidence that it won’t mean lost jobs
CBS News
Kate Gibson
July 2, 2019

Democrats Press DOL Over Violence at McDonald’s
POLITICO Morning Shift
Rebecca Rainey
July 2, 2019

Where the 2020 candidates stand on raising the federal minimum wage
Vox
Alexia Fernández Campbell
June 26, 2019

Is Alabama Minimum-Wage Cut Racist? Federal Court Hears Case
Labor Press
Steve Wishnia
June 26, 2019

Thank the Progressives, Not The President, for ‘Trump’s Economy’
Newsweek
Rajesh D. Nayak and Heidi Shierholz
June 25, 2019

McDonald’s Picket Line Becomes Required Campaign Stop for 2020 Democrats
Bloomberg
Tyler Page
June 20, 2019

House Dems on brink of minimum wage victory
Politico
Sarah Ferris
June 20, 2019

How to raise $9 trillion for working-class people without really trying
ThinkProgress
Alan Pyke
June 19, 2019

America has never gone this long without hiking the federal minimum wage
Washington Post
Jeff Stein
June 18, 2019

Workers’ protest, candidate forum put spotlight on race and economic inequality
Washington Post
Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
June 15, 2019

The federal minimum wage sets a record — for not rising
CBS News
Aimee Picchi
June 14, 2019

2020 Democrats flock to McDonald’s picket lines in key states as workers push for raise, harassment policy changes
CNBC
Jacob Pramuk
June 14, 2019

Anita Hill at the New Rules Summit: Leaders Have to Step Up
The New York Times
June 13, 2019

Gretchen Carlson On Making Work ‘Safer’ in #MeToo Era: ‘This is Not a Passing Fad’
Newsweek
Maria Vultaggio
June 13, 2019

More 2020 Dems head to picket lines
Politico
Rebecca Rainey
June 12, 2019

Presidential contenders call on McDonald’s to address reports of sexual harassment
The Washington Post
Hazma Shaban
June 11, 2019

Senators tell McDonald’s: Franchisees need harassment policies
CBS News
Kate Gibson
June 11, 2019

2020 Candidates Call Out McDonald’s Over Sexual Harassment
Bloomberg
Josh Eidelson
June 11, 2019

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders to join McDonald’s workers in Cedar Rapids on Sunday
North Iowa Today
June 6, 2019

Sanders to rally with McDonald’s workers demanding a $15 minimum wage
The Hill
Tal Axelrod
June 5, 2019

What a former Fox News anchor and McDonald’s workers have in common
The Washington Post
Gretchen Carlson
June 4, 2019

Trump’s War on Workers’ Rights
The New York Times
The Editorial Board
June 3, 2019

NLRB Case Hinders Workers’ Path to Justice
Law 360
Sharon Block
June 2, 2019

I’m one of 25 people who filed a sexual harassment complaint against McDonald’s. Here’s my story.
Vox
Delisha Rivers
May 30, 2019

McDonald’s weathers a week of nonstop union pressure
Restaurant Business News
Peter Romeo
May 29, 2019

Connecticut Governor Signs $15 Minimum-Wage Bill
The Wall Street Journal
Joseph De Avila
May 28, 2019

Not lovin it behind the counter: McDonald’s fails to keep workers safe
Salon
Deborah Berkowitz
May 25, 2019

America’s ‘best first job’? My story of sexual harassment at McDonald’s
The Guardian
Brittany Hoyos
May 25, 2019

Not lovin it behind the counter: McDonald’s fails to keep workers safe
Salon
Deborah Berkowitz
May 25, 2019

2020 Democrats join McDonald’s workers on strike to push for union rights, minimum wage hike
ABC News
John Verhovek and Armando Garcia
May 23, 2019

2020 Democrats Join McDonald’s Workers Striking Over Wages and Harassment
New York Times
Maggie Astor
May 23, 2019

2020 Democrats join striking McDonald’s workers
The Hill
Zack Budryk
May 23, 2019

De Blasio is boycotting McDonald’s until it pays $15 minimum wage
New York Post
Julia Marsh
May 23rd, 2019

Bernie Sanders to McDonald’s workers: Vote for me and $15 minimum wage guaranteed
USA Today
Aamer Madhani
May 23, 2019

Presidential candidate Julián Castro rallies with NC workers for $15 minimum wage
The Charlotte Observer
Zachary Eanes
May 23, 2019

Live: Democratic presidential candidate Gov. Inslee attends McDonald’s employee strike
ABC 22 Now
May 23, 2019

Bernie’s Campaign Is Showing Solidarity with Striking Workers Like No Other 2020 Candidate
VICE News
Rex Santus
May 23, 2019

Kirsten Gillibrand: I stand in solidarity with McDonald’s workers
Dallas News
May 23, 2019

McDonald’s Workers Are Striking, and 2020 Candidates Are Paying Attention
New York Magazine
Sarah Jones
May 23, 2019

Bernie Sanders campaign rallies support at McDonald’s strikes across US
The Guardian
Michael Sainato
May 23, 2019

Cecile Richards calls on McDonald’s to address sexual harassment complaints at franchises
Dallas News
Cecile Richards
May 23, 2019

McDonald’s Protests Over Sexual Harassment Grow As Shareholders Meet
NPR
Yuki Noguchi
May 23, 2019

Sanders, other U.S. Democratic 2020 candidates back workers in dispute with McDonald’s
Reuters
James Oliphant
May 23, 2019

McDonald’s Workers Want OSHA to Investigate Pattern of Violence
Bloomberg
Josh Eidelson
May 22, 2019

McDonald’s workers say restaurants are a magnet for crime
CBS News
Kate Gibson
May 22, 2019

McDonald’s Faces New Sexual Harassment Accusations
Forbes
Karsten Strauss
May 22, 2019

McDonalds facing charges of sexual harassment for the 3rd time in 3 years
Univision
May 22, 2109

McDonald’s is under pressure as allegations of sexual harassment surface and activists circle the wagons
CNN Business
Danielle Wiener-Bronner
May 22, 2019

McDonald’s Employees Launch ‘MeToo’ Movement for the Fast Food Chain
Newsweek
Just Lunning
May 22, 2019

McDonald’s faces 25 accusations of sexual harassment
ABC News
May 22, 2019

McDonald’s employees, activists protest amid sexual harassment claims
CBS This Morning
May 22, 2019

In a Test of Their Power, #MeToo’s Legal Forces Take On McDonald’s
The New York Times
Melena Ryzik
May 21st, 2019

McDonald’s workers are striking and suing the company — in the same week
Vox
Alexia Fernández Campbell
May 21st, 2019

25 new sexual harassment claims filed against McDonald’s
The Hill
Rachel Frazin
May 21st, 2019

McDonald’s faces new complaints related to handling of sexual harassment cases
CNBC
Amelia Lucas
May 21, 2019

Dozens of workers have filed sexual harassment lawsuits against McDonald’s, and it reveals a dark truth plaguing the industry
Business Insider
Kate Taylor
May 21, 2019

US McDonald’s hit with sexual harassment complaints
France 24
Staff
May 21, 2019
As seen in: Daily Mail, The Straights Times, Beverly Hills Courier

Connecticut State gives final approval to $15 minimum wage, Gov. Ned Lamont pledges to sign bill
Associated Press
May 17, 2019

Connecticut State gives final approval to $15 minimum wage, Gov. Ned Lamont pledges to sign bill
Hartford Courant
Daniela Altimari
May 17, 2019

A tried and true way to fix inequality in America: unions
CNN
Steven Greenhouse
May 17, 2019

2020 Democrats’ battle for union support, explained
Vox
Tara Golshan
May 17, 2019

Blue City Challenge: Clawing Back Power from Red States
The American Prospect
Kalena Thomhave
May 15, 2019

Facebook raises minimum wage for U.S. contract workers to $20/hour
Reuters
Akanksha Rana and Arjun Panchadar
May 13, 2019

Bowdoin College workers, students rally to increase school’s hourly starting rate to a $15 ‘living wage’
The Times Record
Hannah LaClaire
May 10, 2019

House passes $15 minimum wage bill after overnight debate
Associated Press
Susan Haigh
May 9, 2019

High minimum wage sets standard for country
Santa Fe New Mexican
May 9, 2019

Biden on Nevada’s $12 minimum wage bill: “It’s long past time it should be $15”
Nevada Current
Jeniffer Solis
May 7, 2019

Presidential candidate Gillibrand hosts roundtable in Las Vegas
Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 6, 2019

Elwyn raises pay for direct support workers, as $15 minimum wage trend spreads
Philadelphia Inquirer
Harold Brubaker
May 3, 2019

A $15 minimum wage would make my job at McDonald’s livable
USA Today
Jamar Black
May 1, 2019

Presidential hopefuls are promising workers a $15 minimum wage
Vox
Alexia Fernandez Campbell
April 30, 2019

Kamala Harris Slams McDonald’s for Not Committing to Higher Pay
Bloomberg
John McCormick and Josh Eidelson
April 27, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates pledge to bolster unions
Associated Press
Michelle L. Prie and Nicholas Riccardi
April 27, 2019

Can Economic Policies Reduce Deaths of Despair?
National Bureau of Economic Research
William H. Dow, Anna Godøy, Christopher A. Lowenstein, Michael Reich
April 2019

The Daily 202: Democratic candidates will be pushed to provide specific plans on reducing income inequality
Washington Post PowerPost
James Hohmann
April 26, 2019

Column: For good of isles’ workers, $15 minimum wage is imperative
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Kealii Lopez
April 25, 2019

Workers are creating massive wealth. Why are corporations hoarding it all?
The Guardian
Cory Booker
April 24, 2019

Amazon, McDonald’s Inclued in ‘Dirty Dozen’
Politico Morning Shift
Rebecca Rainey
April 24, 2019

Fast Food Workers Can Be Fired For No Reason. A New Bill Could Change That.
Civil Eats
Nadra Nittle
April 24, 2019

The Fight For A Living Wage
WUNC
Dana Terry and Frank Stasio
April 24, 2019

SEIU Janitors at ArcelorMittal are Latest to Ratify New Union Contract With Path to $15 Wage
Clevescene
Sam Allard
April 23, 2019

WashU workers fight for $15 minimum wage, Graduate students occupy Quad to pressure chancellor-elect
The St. Louis American
Rebecca Rivas
April 23, 2019

Sivan Cotel & Sam Hooper: In support of a $15 minimum wage
VT Digger
Sivan Cotel and Sam Hooper
April 21, 2019

African Americans’ wages nearly stagnant over decade
MarketWatch
Mitchell Hartman
April 18, 2019

The president of the union that helped make a $15 minimum wage a reality at Amazon and Costco reveals how automation could be good news for fast-food workers
Business Insider
Kate Taylor
April 16, 2019

The 10 people transforming retail: Mary Kay Henry
Business Insider
Kate Taylor
April 15, 2019

Florida workers call for $15 minimum wage
ABC 7 WJHG
April 15, 2019

‘If the administration did not want us to be arrested, we would not have been arrested’: Eight arrests made during sit-in
Student Life
Elena Quinones and Emma Baker
April 15, 2019

Duke Doctoral Students Win $15 an Hour
Politico Morning Shift
Rebecca Rainey
April 12, 2019

It’s Time for $15 and a Union
Inequality.org
Negin Owliaei
April 12, 2019

Jeff Bezos challenges retail rivals to match Amazon’s $15 minimum wage
Washington Post
Hamza Shaban and Abha Bhattarai
April 11, 2019

Jeff Bezos, You Insincere Greedy Fuck
Splinter News
Hamilton Nolan
April 11, 2019

Morning Shift: Bank of America Hikes Minimum Wage to $20
Politico
Rebecca Rainey
April 10, 2019

Minimum Wage Increase Among Hundreds of Bills Moving Forward
Honolulu Civil Beat
Blaze Lovell
April 9, 2019

Bernie Sanders Is Making Union Solidarity an Essential Theme of the 2020 Campaign
The Nation
John Nichols
April 8, 2019

$15 minimum wage must be the law of the land
The Hill
Liz Watson
April 6, 2019

A regional minimum-wage scheme would hurt workers of all races
The Washington Post
Reverend William Barber II and Mary Kay Henry
April 3, 2019

Fight for $15 campaign protests at south side McDonald’s shortly before lunchtime rush
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Guy Boulton
April 3, 2019

Exclusive: Fight for $15 plans protests in response to McDonald’s wage lobbying move
Politico
Rebecca Rainey
April 2, 2019

McDonald’s ends its war against higher salaries, so what does that mean for the minimum wage?
Salon
Paul Sonn
April 2, 2019

In front of a Durham McDonald’s, protesters call for sexual harassment protections
The Raleigh News & Observer
Zachery Eanes
April 2, 2019

McDonald’s surrenders as $15 hourly minimum wage gains steam
Chicago Sun-Times
Christine Owens
April 1, 2019

Maryland adopts $15 minimum wage by 2025 as lawmakers reject Hogan’s veto
The Washington Post
Ovetta Wiggins and Rachel Chason
March 28, 2019

Maryland just became the sixth state to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour
Vox
Alexia Fernandez Campbell
March 28, 2019

Voters in battleground districts support $15 minimum wage proposal, survey finds
The Washington Post
Christopher Ingraham
March 28, 2019

McDonald’s says it’s done lobbying against raising the minimum wage
The Washington Post
Hamza Shaban
March 27, 2019

McDonald’s Will Not Lobby Against Minimum-Wage Increases, Official Says
The New York Times
Matt Stevens
March 27, 2019

Why a national $15 minimum wage makes economic sense
The Hill
Michael Reich
March 27, 2019

Minimum wage would be $33 today if it grew like Wall Street bonuses have
CBS News
Aimee Picchi
March 26, 2019

VIEWPOINTS: A Regional Minimum Wage Would Hurt Workers in the South Most
Atlanta Daily World
Rev. William Barber II, Mary Kay Henry and Lee Saunders
March 22, 2019

Boost the minimum wage in NC
The News & Observer
Editorial Board
March 19, 2019

People Who Want Smaller Government Need To Look At Higher Minimum Wages
Forbes
Erik Sherman
March 18, 2019

Larry Hogan should try living on $15 an hour
The Washington Post
Thomas A. O’Donnell
March 18, 2019

Labor Committee approves minimum wage increase bill in Connecticut
WTNH News
Hector Ramirez
March 15, 2019

Lawmakers should increase the minimum wage to $15, it will make a difference
Hartford Courant
Angel Candelario
March 14, 2019

I am a businessman in favor of a $15 minimum wage
The Baltimore Sun
Andrew Buerger
March 12, 2019

Labor unions wield increased clout in crowded Democratic 2020 race
Reuters
Amanda Becker
March 12, 2019

Denver passes $15 per hour minimum wage for city workers
The Denver Channel
Robert Garrison
March 11, 2019

Costco Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour
The Wall Street Journal
Sarah Nassauer and Micah Maidenberg
March 7, 2019

The fight over $15? It’s over how fast to get there
Connecticut Mirror
Mark Pazniokas
March 7, 2019

Bill Raising Federal Minimum Wage To $15 Heads to U.S. House Floor
NPR
Alina Selyukh
March 6, 2019

Morning Shift: Race, gender pay data reporting requirements reinstated – “Well that’s awkward”
POLITICO Morning Shift
Rebecca Rainey
March 6, 2019

Burger-Flipper Arbitrators
The Wall Street Journal
Michael Lotito and Michael Saltsman
February 28, 2019

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Maybe Love the $15 Minimum Wage
Slate
Jordan Weissmann
February 25, 2019

SCOTUS declines to take up case over In-N-Out workers’ Fight for $15 pins
Reuters
Daniel Wiessner
February 25, 2019

‘This is an ongoing battle.’ Workers at the forefront of the Fight for $15 relish minimum wage victory, press on for union rights.
Chicago Tribune
Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
February 22, 2019

Dollars on the Margins
The New York Times
Matthew Desmond
February 21, 2019

Op-Ed for Illinois workers, $15 is just the beginning
The Chicago Crusader
February 21, 2019

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs law boosting minimum wage to $15
United Press International
February 19, 2019

Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to $15
Associated Press
February 19, 2019

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs law raising Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025
Chicago Tribune
Dan Petrella
February 19, 2019

Governor Pritzker Signs Law Hiking Illinois’ Minimum Wage To $15
Illinois Patch
Rebecca Bream
February 19, 2019

Illinois Minimum Wage: Pritzker Signs Bill Hiking it to $15 by 2025
NBC Chicago
February 19, 2019

Pritzker Signs Law Raising Illinois Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour By 2025
CBS
CBS2 Chicago
Feb. 19, 2019

Illinois Gov. signs bill raising minimum wage to $15
The Hill
Rachel Frazin
February 19, 2019

Fight for $15 recognizes the needs of all those who work hard
Terrence Wise
Kansas City Star
Feb. 18, 2019

Illinois and New Jersey just passed a $15 minimum wage. That means 1.8 million workers get a raise.
Alexia Fernandez Campbell
Vox
Feb. 15, 2019

Illinois Lawmakers Pass $15 Minimum Wage
Huffington Post
Dave Jamieson
February 15, 2019

Illinois Governor to Sign Bill Raising Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour by 2025
Wall Street Journal
Kris Maher
February 15, 2019

The fight for $15 (per hour) comes to the gig economy
Fast Company
Sean Captain
February 14, 2019

After Winning a $15 Minimum Wage, Fast Food Workers Now Battle Unfair Firings
The New York Times
Patrick McGeehan
February 12, 2019

The Resurrection of American Labor
Bloomberg Businessweek
Janet Paskin
February 7, 2019

Illinois Senate Backs $15 Hourly Minimum Wage Within 6 Years
Associated Press
John O’Connor
February 7, 2019

Economists’ Open Letter On The Minimum Wage Says Raising It Would Be A Win For Women
Bustle
Caroline Burke
February 7, 2019

KC fast food worker to testify before Congress committee on $15 minimum wage hike
Fox4KC
John Pepitone
February 6, 2019

Inside the Youth-Led Campaign to Make Sure Teen Workers Weren’t Left Behind in New Jersey’s Fight for $15 Minimum Wage
Teen Vogue
Lucy Diavolo
February 4, 2019

Murphy signs bill to boost New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15
Politico
Katherine Landergan
February 4, 2019

New Jersey Lawmakers Pass $15 Minimum-Wage Bill
The Wall Street Journal
Joseph De Avila
January 31, 2019

Morning Shift: Pay raise for feds passes the House
Politico
Rebecca Rainey
January 31, 2019

Gov. Wolf announces plan to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $15 an hour
WTAE
January 30, 2019

State Legislature Considering Minimum Wage Hike
KVEO
Mike Jimenez
January 28, 2019

Making the Economic Case for a $15 Minimum Wage
The Century Foundation
William Rodgers III and Amanda Novello
January 28, 2019

Poll: Majority of voters support $15 minimum wage
The Hill
January 24, 2019

Durham commission to fight for $15 minimum wage
CBS17
Derrick Lewis
January 23, 2019

The ‘Fight for $15’ is winning at Philly-area hospitals
The Inquirer
Juliana Feliciano Reyes
January 23, 2019

State Rep. Ron Reynolds wants to more than double minimum wage in Texas
KHOU
January 22, 2019

Attorney John Morgan is sending $15 minimum wage amendment to Florida Supreme Court
Tampa Bay Times
January 22, 2019
As seen in: Fox35 Orlando, ABC First Coast News

How workers are winning $15 an hour: by acting like a union
The Guardian
Mary Kay Henry
January 17, 2019

Democrats introduce $15 minimum wage bill
Washington Post
January 17, 2019

Democrats introduce bill to hike federal minimum wage to $15 per hour
CNBC
Jacob Pramuk
January 16, 2019

Lawmakers push bill to boost U.S. minimum wage to $15 an hour
CBS News
Megan Cerullo
January 16, 2019

House Democrats Propose $15 Minimum Wage With New Majority
Huffington Post
Dave Jamieson
January 16, 2019

House Democrats call Trump’s bluff on minimum-wage hike
POLITICO
By Ian Kullgren
January 16, 2019

Lawmakers push bill to raise U.S. minimum wage to $15 an hour
KX Net
Keith Darnay
January 16, 2019

Lawmakers bill would boost U.S. minimum wage to $15 an hour
WVLT 8
January 16, 2019
W/O MKH Quote

Democrats introduce $15 minimum wage bill
Fox Business
Brittany De Lea
January 16, 2019

Democrats’ $15 Minimum Wage Bill Is A Big Deal
Huffington Post
Bryce Covert
January 16, 2019

Democrats’ $15 Minimum Wage Bill Has Some Big Backers In The Party — And That’s A Huge Step
Bustle
Monica Busch
January 16, 2019

$15 Minimum Wage Bill Unveiled by Congressional Democrats
Bloomberg Law
Drew Angerer
January 16, 2019

Democrats to introduce $15 minimum wage bill
Washington Examiner
Sean Higgins
January 16, 2019

Norcross: Now Is Our Chance to Do What Americans Need & Deserve – Raise the Minimum Wage
Insider NJ
January 16, 2019

‘Change Is Coming!’ Congressional Dems Join Sanders in Proposing Bill to End ‘Starvation Wages,’ Ensuring $15 Per Hour for All Workers
Common Dreams
Julia Conley
January 16, 2019

Sanders, Democrats introduce bill raising minimum wage to $15
Vermont Business Magazine
January 16, 2019

House Democrats To Introduce Bill To Raise Federal Minimum Wage
Newsy
Briana Koeneman
January 16, 2019

WATCH LIVE: Democrats introduce bill to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2024
Local12
Sinclair Broadcast Group
January 16, 2019
As seen in: Fox Illinois, KomoNews, WTOV9, News4 San Antonio

Sen. Sanders Introduces Bill to Raise Federal Minimum Wage to $15/Hour
CNS News
Michael W. Chapman
January 16, 2019

Dems should follow Bill Clinton’s lead on minimum wage hike
The Hill
Michael Saltsman & Samantha Summers
January 16, 2019

Led by Bernie Sanders, Democrats Introduce Legislation to Raise the Minimum Wage
Mother Jones
Tonya Riley
January 15, 2019

Sanders’ $15 minimum wage could cost US millions of jobs, critics warn
Fox Business
Brittany De Lea
January 15, 2018

House Democrats are getting ready to introduce a bill that would slowly increase the federal minimum wage.
Newsy
January 15, 2019

This Gretchen Carlson Lifetime Documentary Highlights McDonald’s Workers’ #MeToo Stories
Bustle
Morgan Brinlee
January 14, 2019

Gretchen Carlson Sounds Off on Louis C.K. and R. Kelly
The Daily Beast
Amy Zimmerman
January 14, 2019

New Doc Uncovers Painful Truth of Sexual Harassment, Abuse
CNN
Poppy Harlow
January 14, 2019

$15 Minimum Wage Bill to Be Reintroduced by Democrats
Bloomberg Law
Tyrone Richardson
January 14, 2019

House Dems to introduce $15 minimum wage bill
The Hill
Juliegrace Brufke
January 14, 2019

Sanders to introduce bill that would raise federal minimum wage to $15
The Hill
Owen Daugherty
January 14, 2019

Bernie Sanders picks a new fight over $15 minimum wage as he explores running for president in 2020
CNBC
Carmin Chappell
January 14, 2019

Bernie Sanders will introduce bill to increase minimum wage to $15
The Daily Caller
William Davis
January 14, 2019

McDonald’s Is Serving Up Sexual Harassment
ACLU Blog
Gillian Thomas
January 14, 2019

Op-Ed: With The #MeToo Conversation Turning Back To The Voices Of Black Women, It’s My Turn To Speak Out
Essence
Kim Lawson
January 14, 2019

Fast-food workers are striking after a McDonald’s customer attacked an employee
Business Insider
Kate Taylor
January 8, 2019

Florida fast-food workers plan to strike Tuesday over McDonald’s straw fight fiasco
Fox News
Janine Puhak
January 8, 2019

Fast Food Workers Strike For Protection During Lunch Hour Against Violent Customers
Spectrum News
Spectrum News Staff
January 8, 2019

FLORIDA MCDONALD’S WORKERS STAGE WALKOUT OVER WORKPLACE VIOLENCE AFTER VIRAL CUSTOMER ATTACK VIDEO
Newsweek
Benjamin Fearnow
January 8, 2019

McDonald’s attack highlights need for protection for fast-food workers | Commentary
Orlando Sentinel
Shannon Green
January 8, 2019

Fast food employees to strike after viral video
Associated Press
As seen in: ABC Action News, WCTV, Orlando Sentinel, US News and World Report, WPTV, Click Orlando, WFLA, NBC 2, News 4 Jax, CBS 12, WTSP, Panama City News Herald, WKRG
January 7, 2019

Florida McDonald’s Workers to Protest Attack on Employee
Bloomberg Environment
Paige Smith
January 7, 2019

Florida Fast Food Workers Plan Strike in Response to Violent McDonald’s Incident
Vice: Munchies
Danielle Wayda
January 7, 2019

 

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